THE STANDINGS AND FALLINGS AT THE BREAK

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THE STANDINGS AND FALLINGS AT THE BREAK

 

Just so you know where we are and where we’re going.

 

American League

 

 

 

 

 

 

 East

W

L

Pct

GB

Streak

 

 Boston Red Sox

57

40

.588

--

Won 2

Deep and deeper. Great mix of young and old but will the bullpen let them down?

 Tampa Bay Rays

55

39

.585

0.5

Lost 7

The story of the year thus far – but NOW is when the pressure starts.

 New York Yankees

50

45

.526

6.0

Lost 1

All and all they did all right but the next month will tell us much more

 Toronto Blue Jays

47

48

.495

9.0

Won 1

Will A.J. Burnett drop the periods when he’s traded?

 Baltimore Orioles

45

48

.484

10.0

Lost 2

Good season for Dave Trembley – this team is far from awful and in another division could be a genuine 3rd place team.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Central

W

L

Pct

GB

Streak

 

 Chicago White Sox

54

40

.574

--

Lost 1

Carlos Quentin makes the White Sox a very good club.

 Minnesota Twins

53

42

.558

1.5

Lost 1

Ron Gardenhire rules! Francisco Liriano will back very soon.

 Detroit Tigers

47

47

.500

7.0

Won 1

“I don't care too much for money, cause money can't buy me love” or a pennant

 Kansas City Royals

43

53

.448

12.0

Lost 1

Improving to the point where they are on their way to mediocrity

 Cleveland Indians

41

53

.436

13.0

Won 4

Trivia Question: Can anybody remember who was in the ALCS last year against the BoSox.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 West

W

L

Pct

GB

Streak

 

 Los Angeles Angels

57

38

.600

--

Won 2

When people talk about the best team in baseball, why are the Halos always forgotten?

 Oakland Athletics

51

44

.537

6.0

Lost 2

Always using their Beane.

 Texas Rangers

50

46

.521

7.5

Won 1

Now if Hamilton, Kinsler and Young could pitch as well….

 Seattle Mariners

37

58

.389

20.0

Won 1

Changing their names to the Submariners would be accurate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 National League

 

 

 

 

 

 

 East

W

L

Pct

GB

Streak

 

 Philadelphia Phillies

52

44

.542

--

Won 1

Their rotation needs to be more than Cole Hamels and some other guys.

 New York Mets

51

44

.537

0.5

Won 9

The winning streak is no flukedome. They need another outfielder.

 Florida Marlins

50

45

.526

1.5

Lost 1

Don’t count this team out. Be nice to Dan Uggla.

 Atlanta Braves

45

50

.474

6.5

Won 2

Mark Teixeira to the Red Sox?

 Washington Nationals

36

60

.375

16.0

Lost 2

Gen. Petraeus tells Washington to surrender. Good thing no one’s watching.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Central

W

L

Pct

GB

Streak

 

 Chicago Cubs

57

38

.600

--

Lost 1

The best of the NL but they will still make deals to get better. Heading for the Series.

 St. Louis Cardinals

53

43

.552

4.5

Won 1

There’s a brilliant mind behind those sunglasses. LaRussa is LaMotivator.

 Milwaukee Brewers

52

43

.547

5.0

Won 1

CC to their trade, senor. No bull(pen)!

 Cincinnati Reds

46

50

.479

11.5

Lost 1

They’re on the road to nowhere. Griffey’s Reds swan song.

 Pittsburgh Pirates

44

50

.468

12.5

Lost 1

The streak will live! For many teams the X factor will be who gets Nady.

 Houston Astros

44

51

.463

13.0

Won 2

The worst team in Texas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Worst

W

L

Pct

GB

Streak

 

 Arizona Diamondbacks

47

48

.495

--

Lost 1

The D-Backs love interdivision games. They’re best against the Worst.

 Los Angeles Dodgers

46

49

.484

1.0

Won 1

A .500 record may be enough to win this awful division, But L.A. could finish short(stop).

 San Francisco Giants

40

55

.421

7.0

Won 1

Not as close to the top as their record indicates.

 Colorado Rockies

39

57

.406

8.5

Lost 4

Trivia Question: Can anybody remember who was in the Series last year against the BoSox.

 San Diego Padres

37

58

.389

10.0

 

Those camouflage uniforms can’t disguise that they are a lousy team.

 

 

Bill Chuck is the creator of Billy-Ball.com (www.Billy-Ball.com) and, with Jim Kaplan, is the author of the book, “Walk-Offs, Last Licks, and Final Outs – Baseball’s Grand (and not so Grand) Finales,” with a Foreword by Jon Miller, published by ACTA Sports, and available worldwide. Autographed first editions are available by contacting, Bill@billy-ball.com or order directly from Acta Sports or from your favorite bookstore.
















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